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Flip MinoHD 4GB Camcorder w/Image Stabilization (3rd Gen - Newest)

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wootalyzer


quality posts: 1 Private Messages wootalyzer

Wootalyzer's Pricing Post! - The price of today's woot item is saved here for future reference
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Flip MinoHD 4GB Camcorder w/Image Stabilization (3rd Gen - Newest)
$39.99 + $5 Shipping
Condition: New

*DISCLAIMER* Wootalyzer! is in no way affiliated with Woot!, and this post may not always be here!

Mattroid


quality posts: 17 Private Messages Mattroid

Anyone have some sample videos in both outdoor and indoor lighting?

pinchecat


quality posts: 20 Private Messages pinchecat

why isn't there a picture of a tiger or a ballet dancer photoshopped onto the screen?

terrenceistheman


quality posts: 15 Private Messages terrenceistheman

had one of these a few years ago for a ski trip in tahoe. the image stabilization worked ok, but i was most surprised by how great the sound was.



example footage

hippie19


quality posts: 21 Private Messages hippie19

Lady friend was just talking about getting one of these, and it just became her birthday... how did you remember Woot!?

Costner


quality posts: 27 Private Messages Costner

I have this same model (in silver) and as far as handheld "pocket" camcorders go... this works well. The images are true HD quality and the stabilization actually works so the videos come out smooth and highly viewable.

Unlike the video mode of most still cameras, the videos won't be blurry or shaking all over the place, and the audio quality is acceptable as well. Obviously it will never be stellar audio with an internal mic, but for most purposes this works well and I haven't had any issues.

If I have any complaints, it boils down to the flip out USB connection. depending upon the position of your USB ports on your laptop or desktop, this may not be ideal, and it can put a lot of stress on the arm as well as the port it is plugged into. Because of this, I prefer to use a short USB male to female cable to connect the Flip to my laptop.

todaresq


quality posts: 75 Private Messages todaresq

I am so getting this if I have the money later today. While I want one of the silver 8GB ones... I will not be picky, and this 4GB will do. i need a video cam.

mm20


quality posts: 34 Private Messages mm20

How many charge cycles can the battery take before becoming worthless?

The 12 days of crap was just that- crap.

It's funny how when Woot! calls their stuff crap, it's ok, but when *YOU* call it crap, *poof* you get banned. Hypocrites.

pentiumjen


quality posts: 13 Private Messages pentiumjen

Twice as much on the manufacturers website.
http://store.theflip.com/en-us/products/MinoHD4GB1HR.aspx

billykid05


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Perhaps an Ipod or other Apple gadget would have been more appropriate today no?

mmoconnor


quality posts: 3 Private Messages mmoconnor

Looks very good on Amazon. Great ratings, great Woot price.
http://www.amazon.com/Flip-MinoHD-Video-Camera-Generation/dp/B004AP96FQ/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1317964038&sr=8-5

shaunaaltman


quality posts: 1 Private Messages shaunaaltman

Ummm...our school bought a flip camera for each teacher and then the flip people went under. So, now we can't update the software or get support. If flip is still selling stuff, is there a way to make our cameras work again? If not, buyer beware. It's no fun to get gadgets that you can't use.

...just my two cents...Shauna

whatsamattaU


quality posts: 1068 Private Messages whatsamattaU

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Video review:

meow57


quality posts: 3 Private Messages meow57

Yay! Hubby has been wanting one of these for awhile now.. Great price, woot!

bkd69


quality posts: 3 Private Messages bkd69

They'll never make another Flip camera as good as this one. Buy now or forever hold your peace.

Your Woot Is Not My Woot, But Your Woot Is OK.

jimray


quality posts: 1 Private Messages jimray

I have a Flip mino that I've had for a couple of years. I'm buying this for a back-up.

All the videos at sheltiepets.com were taken with this camera and are run through on YouTube.

mmoconnor


quality posts: 3 Private Messages mmoconnor

Glowing review on youtube:

ccmacy


quality posts: 0 Private Messages ccmacy

I have an older version and I LOVE IT! I have never had any problem with it and have owned it for several years. This is a steal! It's a great video camera and small enough to fit into your purse. I just bought three!

woncoolone


quality posts: 483 Private Messages woncoolone

sdsvtdriver


quality posts: 1 Private Messages sdsvtdriver

I had gotten the regular one as a gift. Never used it much, but when I finally did, I got a few hours use before it died. Took it apart and cleaned the battery contacts, etc, but no love.

Is the HD one any better?

Supersox


quality posts: 12 Private Messages Supersox

At first I thought, "Oh, how nice. Woot is doing a tribute to Steve Jobs by selling iPods." Then I realized it isn't an iPod.

cbashaar


quality posts: 2 Private Messages cbashaar

This is the greatest woot deal I've seen in a long time.


Awesome Camera Awesome Price.

The question is will I get a Quality Post for saying this?

The answer: (TBD)

blckshirt98


quality posts: 7 Private Messages blckshirt98

In for 1 since these are new and not refurbs. Been wanting one for a while now and can't pass this deal up.

velador


quality posts: 1 Private Messages velador

Got the older model from here last year. It's great and the battery holds a charge for a long time if you don't use it. Well built. I'll be getting one of these as an upgrade.

iSpoiler09


quality posts: 4 Private Messages iSpoiler09

Ive been waiting for this for a while. I want to start motovlogging and hide this in my helmet but Ive seen with previous Flip cameras when moving they get the shakes and dont really focus sharply. Can anybody confirm if this is the case with this particular one?

parkermc


quality posts: 23 Private Messages parkermc
woncoolone wrote: From a Previous Woot Off



Yeah, only three weeks ago I paid $20 more during the Woot Off. Not happy about that. Thanks a lot, Woot.

Scooley01


quality posts: 6 Private Messages Scooley01

It annoys me a bit that the total with shipping comes out to $44.99, just one penny shy of being able to use the Tax discount for Texans.

annieflies


quality posts: 12 Private Messages annieflies
billykid05 wrote:Perhaps an Ipod or other Apple gadget would have been more appropriate today no?



Um, yeah, because Woot, along with all their other superpowers, are totally clairvoyant as well.

oops, pardon me, i wooted

Narfcake


quality posts: 281 Private Messages Narfcake
Scooley01 wrote:It annoys me a bit that the total with shipping comes out to $44.99, just one penny shy of being able to use the Tax discount for Texans.



Buy two next time.

MichXelle


quality posts: 37 Private Messages MichXelle

Great price and item!

OVER 550 W00T CARTFULS as of 06/25/14. You're killing us with some wonderful items W000T!

OVER 8 years on W00T shopping and The W00T Forum, since 02/06 with now a whopping 34 Quality Posts L-M-A-O! We do post quality information as do others that isn't recognized. Thanks for the 3 in 1 entire week! We're humbled. 3 additional noticed in 3 months. No more positive posts as our are not noticed.

harobikes333


quality posts: 2 Private Messages harobikes333
shaunaaltman wrote:Ummm...our school bought a flip camera for each teacher and then the flip people went under. So, now we can't update the software or get support. If flip is still selling stuff, is there a way to make our cameras work again? If not, buyer beware. It's no fun to get gadgets that you can't use.



According to Cisco . They will provide support until 12/31/2013.

MichXelle


quality posts: 37 Private Messages MichXelle

In for 1.

OVER 550 W00T CARTFULS as of 06/25/14. You're killing us with some wonderful items W000T!

OVER 8 years on W00T shopping and The W00T Forum, since 02/06 with now a whopping 34 Quality Posts L-M-A-O! We do post quality information as do others that isn't recognized. Thanks for the 3 in 1 entire week! We're humbled. 3 additional noticed in 3 months. No more positive posts as our are not noticed.

Ubie


quality posts: 17 Private Messages Ubie

I'd be interested but I already have the Kodak i6 bought from Woot ages ago. Just out of idle curiosity, how doe they compare?

Two major points I can think of that the Kodak has right away is that it takes AA batteries (and came with 2 rechargables + charger), and that it has expandable memory via an SD slot.

However, since this is newer tech i'm assuming better picture quality, image stabilization would be a handy feature...

mattlscc


quality posts: 34 Private Messages mattlscc

WHY!? my new iPhone 4s will do 1080p video just fine, thank you very much. ;)

ChefJoAnnaM


quality posts: 5 Private Messages ChefJoAnnaM

Just curious... I'm looking for a camera that does time-lapse. I don't think this is the thing, but does anyone have any experience with a time-lapse capable camera that they like?

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stans39


quality posts: 1 Private Messages stans39

Does this Flip have any advantage over the iPhone 4?

greggarcia


quality posts: 9 Private Messages greggarcia
ChefJoAnnaM wrote:Just curious... I'm looking for a camera that does time-lapse. I don't think this is the thing, but does anyone have any experience with a time-lapse capable camera that they like?


Many Canon cameras can use the CHDK firmware which does time-lapse as well as RAW output and many other tricks from the less expensive PowerShot models. I use CHDK with my Canon A640 and like the additional features very much. http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK

Turn Your Point-and-Shoot into a Super-Camera
http://lifehacker.com/387380/turn-your-point+and+shoot-into-a-super+camera

sdc100


quality posts: 502 Private Messages sdc100

While this is one of the best Flips, it's still a FLip, which has significant disadvantages over other palmcorders:

1) It is not expandable -- which is unique among these devices. Even $15 Chinese generic models usually have an SD slot. Once you run outof memory, that's it. You either have to start deleting videos or find a computer to download them. THere are no built-in editing features for your to get rid of junk footage to regain memory.

2) More importantly, you can't remove a memory card to download, share or transport videos. That's inconvenient since it means you can't just put the card into digital photo frame to play videos. NOr can you easily give your videos to a friend until you're by a computer. This can be a problem for journalists, for example, who sometimes need to quickly give their most recent footage for editing, while continuing to use the recorder.

3) Most importantly, since Cisco has discontinued the Flips, support will be non-existent in the near future. IN other words, no new drivers will be developed. What happens then , when you upgrade to WIndows 8? It may not be compatible with this Flip. With any other recorder, you can simply remove the memory card and copy the files. No such luck with this. If this Flip is not recognized over USB, you'll need to find an older computer to download.

4) Again, unique among handcorders, Flips DON'T TAKE STILL PHOTOS!!! And again, even the cheapest Chinese models bought through eBay have a still mode. But Flips don't. Instead, you have to go to your computer and do a "frame capture" while playing the video. That's not only inconvenient, but the photos are usually of poorer quality. Furthermore, you have no idea how the photo looks so you wouldn't know if you have to re-take the photo until you're by your computer. With a normal model, you get instant results so you can re-take if necessary. WORST, this means that you have to take a video every time you need a photo. THAT'S A HUGE WASTE OF MEMORY (that's not even expandable!!!).

According to the description:
"Capture photos using the easy Snapshot feature: You can grab a still-image photo from any of the 60 frames that comprise each second of your video"

What they don't mention is that the "Snapshot feature" is not built into the Flip. It's part of the software installed on your computer.

5) The famous Flip USB arm is a stupid feature because it is delicate and non-replaceable. Very rarely do people have the desk space to have this jutting out of your laptop. And putting it in a desktop means that it's suspended in the air by the arm alone, risking breakage. A USB extension cord is then needed, which defeats the whole point of this built-in USB arm. Furthermore, unless your laptop's USB port is at the perfect height, having this plugged into your laptop means that it's bending your computer's USB port (and its USB arm) under its weight. Not good. That can break the port and the Flip. Using a simple old fashion USB port means that you can buy a replacement cord for about $1 on ebay. On the other hand, if this USB arm breaks, you have a paperweight (especially since it's the only way to download videos since IT DOESN'T USE MEMORY CARDS!!!). Or do what the Creative Vado did: Have a compartment for a built in cord. Then you'll have the cord always with you, which is the supposed advantage of the Flip arm. Frankly, that claim is stupid since most people wil need to bring a along the USB extension anyway.

6) You cannot adjust the resolution or frame rate, meaning you don't have the choice to sacrifice resolution for video length. With most palmcorders, you can choose a lower resolution or frame rate. That allows for longer videos. But with this you must use the default HD 60fps setting, limiting the capacity to 1 hour max. And if you have a lot of movement, the capacity is even less because movement is not as compressible. This is stupid because you really don't need 60fps unless there is fast movement, i.e sports. What a waste of space. It's even worse when you consider that the memory is non-expandable.

7) Finally, like all palmcorders, you can't pause during recording. This problem is not unique to the Flip. Most digital cameras cannot pause either (with Samsung's being a notable exception). That means more junk footage and wasted memory. It also means lots of little snippets instead of one video when it is in fact, one event. That makes organization annoying, and time consuming because you will have to concantenate all the snippets. Furthermore, you can't just play an entire session for instant presentations since since many video apps don't automatically advance to the next video like a slide show. You'll have to manually forward to each new snippet. But again, this is a flaw that is present in all handcorders.

All in all, the Flip is a poor choice that's more form than function.